Sunrise at Borobudur Temple

Between Temples and Vulcanoes

Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur is not a legendary figure from mythology but the largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia (Mahayana Buddhism). It is located near the volcano Merapi on the Indonesian island of Java. It was built during the Sailendra Dynasty (760-860, Sailendra means “ruler of the mountains”). The building is considered […]

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Sunrise on a volcano

Who would have thought that Lombok is so different from Bali. On Bali I was accompanied every day by hundreds of temples made of black volcanic rock. This was rarely on my visit of Lombok. Numerous mosque characterize the island image. Yet tourism is not suffering. Numerous resorts are located along the white sandy beaches. […]

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